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2019 Oscars: New Rules in Music and Doc Feature categories and more for 91st Academy Awards

Today the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced some big changes to the eligibility, campaigning and qualifications for films that want to be considered for the 91st Academy Awards. Submission deadlines for awards eligibility have been changed.  There is now one submission deadline – Monday, October 1, 2018 – for the Animated Feature Film, Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Foreign …

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SpongeBob SquarePants Leads Outer Critics Circle Nominations; Harry Potter, Mean Girls, My Fair Lady Score

The nominees for the 68th annual Outer Critics Circle Awards, which recognize excellence on and Off-Broadway from the 2017–2018 season, have been announced. Leading the list with 11 nominations is the Broadway premiere of SpongeBob SquarePants, followed by Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and Mean Girls which received 10 nominations apiece, and My Fair Lady, which received nine. The Outer Critics Circle, an organization of writers covering New York …

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2018 Cannes: 14 Films in Contention for Queer Palm

The Queer Palm is an independently sponsored prize for selected LGBT-relevant films entered into the Cannes Film Festival. The award was founded in 2010 by journalist Franck Finance-Madureira. It is sponsored by Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau, filmmakers of Jeanne and the Perfect Guy, The Adventures of Felix, Crustacés et Coquillages, and L’Arbre et la forêt. The award recognizes a …

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The hilarious first trailer for ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ starring Constance Wu is here

The first trailer and poster for Warner Bros. Crazy Rich Asians is here. Based on the international best-selling novel by Kevin Kwan, Crazy Rich Asians follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) as she accompanies her longtime boyfriend, Nick Young (Henry Golding), to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore (“What about us taking an adventure East?” “Like, Queens?”). Excited …

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Taron Egerton to play Elton John in biopic ‘Rocketman’ for Paramount

Taron Egerton is set to star as Oscar, Grammy and Tony-winning superstar and music legend Elton John in Rocketman for Paramount Pictures. Dexter Fletcher, who replaced Bryan Singer on the Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody due this November, will direct. The will be written by Lee Hall and follow John from the Royal Academy of Music to his songwriting partnership …

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Cameron Bailey Appointed Co-Head of TIFF

The Board of Directors of TIFF announced today the appointment of Cameron Bailey to the newly created position of Artistic Director & Co-Head of TIFF.  The role is a promotion and expansion of Bailey’s current position of Artistic Director, which he has held since 2012. Prior to that, Bailey held the role of Festival Co-Director from 2008-2012. Bailey will report directly to the …

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